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Everything posted by Headbutt

  1. Refs seem to have a favorite, but damn...Ball State can't tackle worth sh!t.
  2. SOS is either hurting us a lot, or it's what's keeping us undefeated. I'm not sure. I just know that I'd be very happy as a top 15 team going into the tournament if that were to hold.
  3. Anything under 25K is pathetic. CSU is clearly in that group. This must change.
  4. Halftime stripper show with suites for the whales and comp the beers for everyone who actually pays to get in? Just trying to help.
  5. Very impressive. Sounds like every other D-1 QB recruit, except "needs to become a better athlete". You can get bigger, a little faster, and a lot smarter when you go to D-1, but you won't become a "better athlete". That's genetic. If he isn't athletic enough as a full grown 18 year old, he won't be as a highly trained 23 year old.
  6. I agree with all of your points but one. 90 miles? First of all Provo is 125 miles from Logan, about the same distance Laramie is from Denver/Boulder. That would be the home of the Broncos/CU buffaloes, and CSU and AFA are much closer than that. Back east, it is much more crowded for both pro and college programs. While I recognize the impact that the pro attraction has on CSU attendance, I don't accept it as an excuse. I'd say the same applies even more for USU since the closest real competition for the gameday dollar is a bottom PAC team. You're in the MWC now, no more excuses. With all of your facility upgrades, the new TV contract, a continuation of your winning ways, and some smart marketing you should start turning the Ogden/Clearfield market your way a bit. I think you guys are on the right path. I realize it's easier to get to a Weber State game if your in Ogden, and it's more big time to go to a Ute game if your in that area, but those are both marketing issues. I think USU can find the butts to put in the seats. BTW, my colleague was wrong. USU and CSU are not only very similar in academic status, but also share a common bond (with UW) in the focus of our academics. That's a big part of why I'm excited to have the Aggies in the conference. Oh, BTW #2, Stew going to Logan was the best thing to happen to CSU. Keep him. Just sayin'.
  7. This is correct, with one caveat. A bad team that returns a lot of players that started as frosh or sophomores should be expected to have a lot of improvement, not just stay bad. A decent team with a lot of returning starters should be good, and a good team with a lot of returning starters should be dominant.
  8. Just for clarification, CSU did not get throttled at home by a 5-6 Big Sky Team. They got throttled at home by the FCS national champions. CSU had a very ugly transitional year in 2012, and were a pretty bad team. However, The Bison would've kicked a lot of D-1 arses. I'm not pretending that CSU has put quality football on the field lately, I'm just saying that if you really know as much as you claim about football you'd start with facts, instead of just a convenient fabrication for an argument. Sagarin sucks, partly because he gives to much credence to an FCS victory. The only redeeming quality in his rankings though is that they do recognize that the top FCS teams will stomp the worst FBS teams.
  9. Excellent breakdown. I might add that the re-addition of Boise did generate the new TV bonus system, which was designed and implemented to bring Boise back and equals about the same $$ in TV revenue as what will be paid out to Boise. From a financial standpoint, the recovery of the Boise football program did not really add anything to the conference. It did however severely damage the AAC and allowed us to take our place as a (barely) clear #6. This is something we can build on at several levels. The re-addition of SDSU was anything from great to ho-hum depending on how you view the program. Historically, they are an average member of this conference, but recently have been a great success. Time will tell if that success is fleeting or not. If not, it was a major coup. If it is fleeting, then it didn't help much but it didn't hurt either to keep that city in the footprint. As for the OP, I'm damn glad to have USU in the MWC. I was as butthurt as anyone over the project, but the project is over. USU fits the footprint of this conference very well geographically, academically, and athletically. A very similar university to CSU, and I was happy that they were assigned to the Mountain division. They're more of a recent success, but so is SDSU. We're all on The Island of Misfit Toys, so it's good to have members with other things in common.
  10. I think you almost nailed it. I'll put Wyo below USU and CSU in the Mountain, and definitely flip SDSU and Fresno in the west. I might even move SJSU up to #2 in the west. CCG will be in Boise, and the home team will beat SDSU.
  11. Ahhh, got it. I'm not on this board enough to get the more subtle stuff. For what it's worth, the only school in the MWC with a shot at the PAC is CSU. Not for football or anything, but strictly because it just adds one more school with legal weed.
  12. Boise will never be in the Pac anything. It will not happen. Get over it. They don't like Boise, and they sure as hell don't need Boise. Big 12 may happen, but I put it at about 200 to 1.
  13. I never met your dad, but I sure appreciated him. A classy guy that rose above the garbage the internet sometimes offers. He's been on this board for a long time, and we are all diminished by his passing. My sincerest condolences.
  14. UNM and CSU improved by attrition. We both lost coaches that couldn't get it done on gameday. However, we both lost good recruiters. Davie and JMac do not have empty cupboards, and I do expect improvement.
  15. At CSU we have upgraded our secondary, coaching, DL, QB, and have the guy that I believe is the best RB in the conference. We also have a very solid O-line. I have us ranked about 6th because we lack GREAT talent . My point is that SDSU overachieved last year due to some GREAT talent. You aren't replacing those guys with equal talent, therefore you won't be improved. SDSU is at roughly the same talent level as CSU right now. SDSU will struggle mightily in 2012. This is of course, just my opinion, but I have seen your coach make chicken +++++ out of chicken salad too many times at UNM for me to believe he will do any better at SDSU. Poor coach, average talent, and facing a conference full of teams on the rise. Welcome back to the middle of the pack or worse. No worries, you've been here before.
  16. So you won't miss a beat without Lindley and Hillman? Very Impressive!
  17. I'll believe that when I see it. I'm not picking a fight, as a CSU fan I have little room to brag, but I just don't see SDSU as a contender anytime in the near future, and certainly not improved in '12 over '11. The Aztecs lost Lindley and Hillman, that can't be underestimated. Also, all of that great SDSU momentum came from Brady Hoke. Again not trying to pick a fight, but I would rank Rocky Long as the second worst head coach in the MWC and he may fall to worst if Hauk gets it done this year. I may be wrong, but I think SDSU is in for a few very rough years ahead.
  18. Phil always gets it wrong when he's doing the MWC. 1. Wyo 2. Boise 3. UNR 4. AFA 5. Fresno 6. RAMS 7. Hawaii 8. SDSU 9. UNM 10. UNLV This seems much more realistic to me. Maybe swap 5-8 any way you want. There are some teams on the way up and some on the way down in that mix. Kind of hard to really predict where they will land.
  19. Absolutely the best quote from a media member this year. We have a winner! "SMU has long struggled with accommodating diverging priorities in academics and athletics."
  20. Mehhh, you are not giving Big Ben Rapelisberger enough credit. That guy was a fantastic college QB before his professional fame. He just didn't get enough props because he was in the MAC. Agree about Brady though, great as a pro but was an average Big Ten QB.
  21. Yeah, you're crazy. No chance in hell it could work.
  22. I'm more concerned that they announce a "recruiter of the year" than what his name is, or where he coaches. Talk about exemplifying the "me" in team concept. Just rubs me the wrong way. An award for the guy that can make the best sales pitch to a 17 yr old kid. Pretty weak.
  23. Great match. CSU wins set one 25-22, Hawaii wins set two 25-22. A shame these two have to play each other so early in the tourney.
  24. I'm new to this. How do I determine if I'm getting points for him. Might explain why I'm getting a weekly arse kicking.
  25. If a scholarship player can enroll in summer school, he can receive housing and other typical benefits throughout the summer semester. If not, as in the case of a true frosh, they need to provide their own housing and food. Since all summer workouts are voluntary, and technically not a part of the official program, an athlete not yet on scholarship can participate on his own time. Literally, some Jr. High kid can play football with the team in the summer. There is nothing official about it. The challenge is getting all of your players in town so they can voluntarily participate. That's where funding summer school is good, and coaches helping a kid find a bed in town is bad. What Boise football did is very, very minor. What Boise tennis did was stupid, reckless, and detrimental to the entire athletic department. They will be just fine in the long run though.
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